Wednesday, May 24, 2017

US Labor Participation Rate

The labor force participation rate is stuck at 63%. That means that 37% of our working-age US citizens are unemployed.  The total number of unemployed is 95 million. Of the 95 million, some are spouses raising children, some are disabled and some are discouraged workers who cannot find jobs.

The number of US citizens with jobs is 153,156,000.  Our population is 325 million. The difference is 171.844,000.

The US ranks 11th in workforce participation and ranks 11th in economic freedom.

The average US household income is also stuck in the $50,000 range.

We need to restrict immigration to allow these citizens to get jobs and we are sure that we can move this forward by returning manufacturing and other higher paying jobs to the US.

Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader

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